Much of the responsibility for keeping a check on the
energy consumption of industrial and commercial
premises lies with the Facilities Manager. However,
building management specialist Optimised Buildings
maintains that it has recognised a general lack of
understanding of how BEMS should operate, with the
result that some end users are paying more for their
energy than they need.
FMs are typically responsible for up to 80 per cent
of the total energy being consumed in commercial
buildings, says the company, with up to half of this
being managed through the Building Energy Management
To help educate maintenance and FM teams in the art
of operating and understanding a BEMS, Optimised
Buildings has announced its first modular BEMS
eLearning training course, covering a comprehensive
range of activities designed to deliver efficient
energy use in buildings. You can read more about this
to use compressor technology for efficient energy
A consortium led by Midlands-based Lontra has been
awarded a £1.5m grant to apply the firm's compressor
technology to energy generation. More?
treatment will convert waste into fuel to heat water
Brunel University and Mission Resources are developing
a pyrolysis treatment to convert household waste into
fuel to heat water. More?
storage projects aim to boost UK renewables market
Development of two of the UK's largest energy storage
plants, to be connected to the network this year, have
been announced by VLC Energy. More?
funding towards efficient battery management system
Dukosi has secured £2m in funding for development of
its battery management system that collects, processes
and stores data at the cell. More?
to put marine renewables projects before the
Marine energy companies will compete for funding in a
Dragons' Den-style session at this year's All-Energy
event in Glasgow. More?
to highlight data centre energy efficiency issues
Six expert speakers will address ebm-papst's first
seminar in its 2017 UK energy saving series, which
will highlight data centre energy efficiency. More?
power analyser dedicated to transformer testing
Yokogawa WT3000E Transformer Version analyser offers
accurate transformer testing in the power utilities
transmission and distribution sectors. More?
for IIoT tank inventory management application
Update to Endress+Hauser's IIoT tank inventory
management application provides an overview of levels
and product inventory worldwide. More?
displays provide current process parameters
New plug-on displays from compressed air specialist
BEKO mount directly onto a transducer for convenient
process data measurement. More?
drive configured for conveyor applications
Lenze's new m350 Smart Gear is a compact mechatronic
drive package designed specifically for carton and
tote conveyor systems. More?
shelter helps stabilise loading bay temperature
Loading bay specialist sara LBS has designed and
supplied a vehicle dock to a logistics company
handling temperature sensitive cargoes. More?
SCADA control systems must support multiple formats
In addition to a control and monitoring role, SCADA
systems must provide a platform to process, manage and
store big data, says P4A's Paul Hurst. More?